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Liliana Nino

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Anna Quindlen
Anna Marie Quindlen
July 8, 1952 (age: 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In 1970, Anna Quindlen graduated from South Brunswick High School in South Brunswick, New Jersey.
Anna Quindlen writes fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and children's books.
Anna Quindlen was born from an Italian mother and an Irish father but was born and grew up in the United States. She celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Anna Quindlen currently lives in Manhattan, New York with her husband, Attorney Gereald Krovatin and her three children. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and her dog, Bea.
The historical impact on Anna Quindlen's writing is that when she was a girl, she wasn't afraid alot and often got herself into trouble. As she grew older, she became nicer and less outspoken and combative and realized that these are the traits that would make a good opinion columnist. Also when her mother died of cancer, Anna Quindlen wrote a book on her and because of its success, she continued to write novels.
At 18, she became a copy girl at
The New York Times
and graduated from Barnard College in 1974 and became a reporter for
The New York Times
in 1977.
Anna Quindlen became a deputy metropolitan editor for
The New York Times
in 1983.
She was a columnist for
The Times
from 1981 to 1994 and in 1992, "Public and Private", a column that she wrote, won the Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer Prize is an award for American achievement in either music, literature, or journalism.
She also wrote other columns such as, "About New York", "Life in the 30s" and the "Last Word".
In 1995, Anna Quindlen left
The Times
and devoted herself to becoming a full time novelist.
The piece that our class will be reading is
Melting Pot
. I think that the purpose of reading this piece in class is to understand how America is a big mix, or "melting pot", of different cultures and people and how we are all different but the same.
This painting is appears with the piece,
Melting Pot
, in the textbook.
This is an excerpt from Anna Quindlen's,

Good Dog. Stay.
" The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed. In the fifteen years since Beau had joined our family, nine pounds of belly fat and needle teeth, he had grown ancient by the standards of his breed. And I had grown older....Starting out, I thought that life was terribly complex, and in some ways it is. But contentment can be pretty simple. And that's what I learned from watching Beau over his lifetime: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure myself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present,..."
This paragraph speaks to me because sometimes pets and even people can teach you very important life lessons and how to live life the way you want to. They can make you realize things that are more important in life then what you put first.
Anna Quindlen
Works Cited

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"Anna Quindlen." Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. , n.d. Web. 2 Feb 2014.

"Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'." Anna Quindlen:Over 50, And Having"Plety of Cake":NPR . NPR books, 24
Apr 2012. Web. 2 Feb 2014. <http://www.npr.org/2012/04/24/150738848/anna-quindlen-over-50-and-having-plenty-of-cake>.

"Bio." Anna Quindlen. Random House LLC, n.d. Web. 1 Feb 2014.

Feldman, Kelvin, Kate Kinsella, Sharon Vaughn, Don Deshler, and Richard Peck. Meet the
Authors:Anna Quindlen. 1st Ed. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007. 143. Print.

"Synopsis and Career Highlights." Anna Quindlen biography. A E Networks, n.d. Web. 1 Feb 2014.

BY Liliana Nino Period 6
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